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NACET—Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology—is a business incubator and connector of people. We facilitate business growth. We help entrepreneurs build scalable businesses, bring together the ingredients they need to grow, and look out for obstacles and opportunities.

This growth leads to high-quality jobs, which in turn leads to economic vitality for the region. We are here specifically to match entrepreneurs, startups and companies hungry for growth with what they need to get to the next level. That could be staff coaching and advising, grants, access to specialty labs and equipment, or intellectual property and capital resources. Companies can also tap into our carefully curated network of experts, mentors, faculty, staff, interns and alumni from local businesses and academic institutions.

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Client Spotlight: Electric Life Engineering

Joseph Davidson, owner of Electric LIFE Engineering (ElectricLIFEEngineering.com) has lived in Flagstaff for more than 17 years. He graduated from Northern Arizona University with a major in electrical engineering and is now working toward his Master’s degree while he operates Electric Life Engineering, a product design and engineering consulting business. His other venture is starting a community workshop called Local Works ( FlagLocalWorks.com ). Joseph’s experience includes working with the local STEM Program. He has worked with the Sinagua Middle schools oceanography club to help students build and trouble-shoot a remotely-operated-vehicle to be deployed in the Pacific Ocean. He has also helped some NAU Engineering groups make robots. Joe thinks that that STEM program is really exciting and interesting to see what other people are creating. Joe feels STEM can help spur the growth of the economy and that this is the future of Flagstaff Business.


Coffee and Startups

Our next Coffee & Startups event will take place on Friday, January 30th from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Jitter's in Flagstaff.

Watch Previous Seminars

NACET streams our lunch seminars live on the web so watch for the next lunch seminar in our News & Articles Section!

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NACET Newsletter

The NACET Newsletter contains all the latest NACET news including upcoming events, client news and more!

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Grow Your Business

Take advantage of the many resources NACET offers to growing businesses in Northern Arizona. NACET provides the ideal environment to start and grow a business because we couple you with seasoned business expertise. You also interact with other entrepreneurs who share similar challenges, creating opportunities for synergistic relations.

We consult with you on a range of business disciplines — marketing, distribution, manufacturing, logistics, accounting, legal, human resources, financing, and others. These services are provided through NACET staff, mentors, professional service providers, and/or an entrepreneurial network.

In addition, our clients can take advantage of office space, lab space, and business support services in our state-of-the-art facility in the City of Flagstaff’s Innovation Park on McMillan Mesa.

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Help Businesses Grow

Business incubators nurture the development of entrepreneurial companies, helping them survive and grow during the start-up period, when they are most vulnerable. These programs provide their client companies with business support services and resources tailored to young firms. The most common goals of incubation programs are creating jobs in a community, enhancing a community’s entrepreneurial climate, retaining businesses in a community, building or accelerating growth in a local industry, and diversifying local economies.

Incubators help client companies secure capital in a number of ways:

  • Managing in-house and revolving loan and microloan funds
  • Connecting companies with angel investors (high-net-worth individual investors)
  • Working with companies to perfect venture capital presentations and connecting them to venture capitalists
  • Assisting companies in applying for loans

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How You Can Help

NACET relies on the support of the community to meet its mission of helping Northern Arizona businesses grow and thrive. You can help by making a donation to NACET or by volunteering your experience and expertise in business to help fellow business professionals be more successful. LEARN MORE >